Brian David Knipper
Brian D. Knipper, age 56, of Roaming Shores, died unexpectedly Saturday morning while hunting in Dorset Twp.
He was born December 21, 1962, in Ashtabula, the son of the late William F. Knipper and Shirleyann E. (Feher) Giesy. He grew up in Ashtabula County and graduated from the Ashtabula County Joint Vocational School in 1981. He lived many years in Arkansas and East Texas before returning home in 2013. He was the Service Manager for Hogan Trucking at their Austinburg location. Brian was married to Sandra K. (Chamberlain) on February 12, 2016, in Jefferson. Although being married just short of four years, Brian and Sandy had been high school sweethearts before being reunited once again.
Brian was an active member of the Rock Creek Conservation Gun Club, participating in all trap team, turkey shoots and supporting all the children's activities, especially the youth fishing derby. He loved hunting with his chocolate labs, Lucy and Lilly, who he proudly trained to retrieve. He also enjoyed fishing, riding 4-wheelers and was a member of the Mud Mafia Club while living in Texas. Brian was a fixer upper, who always had a project. He was also a great story teller and practical joker. Brian had a way of making everyone he met comfortable and welcomed them like family. Brian's close hunting friends, that were with him on Saturday morning, said they had never seen him so happy and proud of his pups.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra; a son, Matthew B. (Lindsey) Knipper and grandson, Jace in Nashville, AK; three step-children Josh R. Buckley of Hughes Springs, TX, Kaitlin M. Falls of Austin, TX & Ryan G. Falls of Roaming Shores; his mother, Shirleyann Feher (Donald) Giesy of Cortland; and a sister, Margie (Jeff) Tokarsky of Canton.
He was preceded in death by his father, William; and his brother, Billy Knipper (2018).
Funeral services will be held Friday at 11:00 AM at the Jefferson Home of Fleming & Billman Funeral Directors and Crematory, 49 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson with Pastor Mark Matzke of St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Chesterland officiating.
Calling hours will be held Thursday from 4-7 PM at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Rock Creek Conservation Club. The Fleming & Billman Funeral Homes and staff are privileged to serve the Brian Knipper family. Express condolences, view obituary or light a candle at
Published on October 21, 2019


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Tifainie Hunt Rodriguez
Oct 27, 2019
I would like to say how sorry I am about your loss of Brian. I lived across the street in Geneva when he lived with his dad. Brian then was always working on his car and I loved when he would take us to school. Those were my favorite days at school. He always treated everyone the same and had us laughing all the time. May God Rest his Soul.
Ben Lewis
Oct 23, 2019
You were my brother's best friend until he passed; you became the brother I you Knip. You are already missed.
Alan and Robin Mullen
Oct 22, 2019
Its a sad day in the Dorset Swamp, your spirit will always be here. Our thoughts and prayers are with all your family. RIP OUR FRIEND.
Stephanie Bennett
Oct 22, 2019
December 28, 1993 was the beginning of my career with Pilgrim’s Pride. This date is also the date that began our friendship. From work, camping, riding ATVs to cook outs - your pranks, shenanigans and friendship will always be remembered.
Matt, Lindsey & Jace – you all are in my thoughts and prayers.